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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, October 2004 (ICPSR 4225)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of the 2004 presidential campaign and the candidates, Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic Senator John Kerry. Specific questions addressed the state of the national economy, the war in Iraq, and terrorism/national security. Respondents were queried on their participation in past elections, their opinions of the Presidential debates held on October 5, 8, and 13, 2004, and the candidates' ability to handle the issues surrounding the election. Background information on respondents includes whether the respondent ever served in the armed forces, whether the respondent or someone in the household belongs to a labor union, voter registration status, the last time the respondent voted, whether the respondent voted in the 2000 presidential election, whether the respondent voted in the 2002 House elections, religious affiliation, frequency of religious participation, political party affiliation, political ideology, age, sex, education, Hispanic origin, ethnicity, marital status, number of children in household, income, urbanity, and length of time living at current address.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, October 2004. ICPSR04225-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04225.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04225.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., Cheney, Dick, economic conditions, Edwards, John, Iraq War, Kerry, John, labor force, Nader, Ralph, national economy, national elections, national security, presidential campaigns, presidential candidates, presidential debates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, religious beliefs, tax rates, terrorism, vice-presidential candidates, voter attitudes, voter interest, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2004-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-10-09--2004-10-11

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having a telephone at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about coding and weighting may be found in the codebook.


Sample:    A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed. It consisted of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).

Weight:    The data contain weight variables that should be used for analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-11-04



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